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Public Input Sessions Across Oregon for National and State Alzheimer’s Plans

Has Alzheimer's disease impacted you personally? Do you work with people living with Alzheimer's or their families? Are you concerned about the effect Alzheimer's has on our communities? Please help spread the word about these events to everyone you know who shares our vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease.
August 11 through 25th - TOWN HALLS Public Input Sessions Across Oregon for National and State Alzheimer's Plans.

The recommendations and comments expressed during these input sessions will inform the creation of an Oregon state plan for Alzheimer's and will be shared with federal officials charged with developing a national plan to address the escalating public health crisis, caused by the growing number of individuals diagnosed with the disease. More info at:

 http://www.alz.org/oregon/in_my_community_56935.asp

The town halls will be held at:

Eugene - August 11th, 4-6 PM, Campbell Senior Center, 155 High Street

***Portland - MONDAY August 15th, 4-6 PM, East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Avenue

Beaverton - August 16th, 4-6 PM, Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th Street

Salem - August 18th, 4-6 PM, 50+ Center, 2615 Portland Road NE

Medford - August 24th, 4-6 PM, Smullin Center, 2825 E Barnett Road (at Rogue Valley Medical Center)

Bend - August 25th, 4-6 PM, Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road

Oregon residents, including those living with Alzheimer's, their care partners, representatives from the state and local government, the research community, and health systems and long-term care facilities are invited to come and share their ideas about what essential elements need to be addressed to help those impacted by Alzheimer's disease.

Members of Oregon's Congressional delegation have been invited to speak at these events. A panel of local experts on issues related to Alzheimer's will provide background for the conversation.

These meetings are coordinated by the State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease in Oregon (SPADO) Task Force, which is a project of numerous community partners in Oregon who are concerned about the impact of Alzheimer's disease on our communities. SPADO Task Force members include state legislators, non-profit organizations, state government agencies, scientific and academic researchers, memory care providers, individual caregivers, and others. The Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter provides staffing for the SPADO Task Force.

The National Alzheimer's Project was created in January 2011 when President Obama signed the National Alzheimer's Project Act into law, after unanimous passage in the both the U.S. House and Senate. If you can't attend one of these input sessions, submit comments for consideration about the National Alzheimer's Project Act at www.alz.org/napa.

For more information, contact Jon Bartholomew, Communications & Policy Director at the Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter at 503-416-0202 or  jon.bartholomew@alz.org.

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homepage: homepage: http://www.alz.org/napa
phone: phone: 503-416-0202